[pnpgm] Game Update - #5 - File #7 - Status 11/15 & Ben'dar's IBT
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Fri Nov 16 05:09:31 CET 2007
HT Alias/Player Character Name Type Status/Notes Sex
R1 John Haight...........Arawn.............Druid .Normal/Alfar Ma
?? Chris Wells...........Ben'dar...........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
W2 Marcel Liberty........Chion.............Sailor..Normal/Human Ma
W3 Ryan Torres...........Farseeker.........Warrior.Normal/Human Ma
Tobie Bonahoom........Fremea............Sidh....NormalFaerry Fe
R3 Wayne Richardson/Uji..Thig..............Sidh MU.Normal/Faerry Ma
W2 Robert Maxwell........Strie'bog.........Bard ..Normal/Human Ma
R3 Orion (Paul Broman)...Trembyl...........Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
W4 Wout Broere...........Unali.............Ninja...Normal/Human Fe
R3 Scott Adams...........Xian..............Wizard..Normal/Human Ma
R4 Alex Koponen..........Z'leyra...........Healer..Normal/Human Fe
Animals: Corona [Eagle] Z'leyra, Boyzdar [Wolf] (Strie'bog),
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Game Update #5 in sequence (file #7)
Admin notes: None.
[Recap] - None
GM: Administration Info -
* Status file updated.
1. Characteristic Points
Total Players: 14
CPs sent to Players: 14
CPS allocated/returned: 13
Character sheets sent: 13
Current progress: 93%
Leaves only Strie'bog at this point.
2. In-between time actions
Total Players: 14
IBT Actions sent to me: 9
IBT completed by me: 6 [**Changed**]
Current progress: 43% [**Changed**]
Have IBT actions from:
Check out the Status link on the website to
see order of IBT actions given to me and
which at the time of the week I'm currently
GM: An increase of 7% since last week. Up to 43% of the
IBT actions completed at this point. I've basically
99% done with Ben'dar's ranch info just a matter of
some going back and forth on last details. So
pretty much done with Ben'dar. Overall this is
a 3% increase in total progress (65 to 68%).
Next update Monday..
GM: Below is Ben'dar's IBT encounters...
[Encounters for Ben'dar]
Dec 25 - 10:56pm
Ben'dar is awaken by the horses at the ranch. Some are outside
waiting to be groomed by the staff. Screams come from outside
as Ben'dar hears that 2 Griffins are attacking. The ranch
guards exit their barracks to come to the help of the others.
Ben'dar dresses and grabs his gear as well. While the staff
deal with one (4 vs 1) they eventually kill it. Ben'dar
mounts Tef'wo and uses his Bow and horse archery skill to
fight the flying creature. The dim light is hard but there
are torches around the ranch. His first shot is great
and does 14 points of damage to its left wing. The Griffin
attacks twice in dives with claws but fails to hit Ben'dar.
Ben'dar fires but misses and hits on the 3rd shot hitting
for 10 points in the chest of the creature. His fourth
shot misses and so does the Griffin. By the 5th phase the
Griffin is on the ground weak and near death. Tef'wo charges
with Ben'dar's pike in hand. But at the last second the
Griffin twists and lifts a wing. Sending Ben'dar flying off
the horse over the wing and sliding 6 feet down the dirt
behind the griffin. The Griffin twists around for the
crushing attack but Tef'wo stands on his hind legs and
kicks the griffin in one leg taking it down. With air
out of his lungs Ben'dar tries to crawl to his Pike just
as the Griffin collapses to the ground. Now with new
breath Ben'dar stands and kills the unconscious Griffin.
Ben'dar and Tef'wo stagger back to treat his cuts.
Dec 26 -28 - None
Dec 29 - 4:10am
While Ben'dar is up early checking the ranch fences he notices
on the west side of the ranch a huge boar that is heading
north and snorting. It stands 4 feet at the shoulder and
6 feet long and much weigh half a ton. Ben'dar grins thinking
that could feed the ranch for months. But he notices the
board watching him and has glowing red eyes. That's not normal.
He mounts Tef'wo to give chase but when Tef'wo sees him the
horse refuses to get close. Ben'dar realizes Tef'wo must not
be scared but respects the animal (scared, respect is that
the same thing?). Ben'dar leaves the boar alone as it seems
to be ignoring him and the ranch. Days later Ben'dar finds
it to be a Vereghina probably on the track of someone.
Dec 30 - 31 - None
Jan 1 - 5 - None
Jan 6 - 12:30am
In a late night visit to Maren city Ben'dar finishes a business
meeting in a tavern and leaves to get Tef'wo. Sure that no one
would steal his feisty horse. As he rides down the dark streets
and alley areas he notices a tall man in blue silks pass in
front of him. As the man passes a street lantern Ben'dar
seems to recognize the man somewhere. Then he recalls that
Z'leyra describes a man that looks like him, a Jinn, that attacked
her. Ben'dar yells for the man to stop. The man turns and
stands but when he sees Ben'dar's necklaces he runs away.
As Ben'dar rounds the corner with caution he notices the
alley is long about 100 feet. He travels up but notices no
man. He couldn't have run that fast. Ben'dar searches the
alley from horseback for some time but sees nothing.
Behind him he hears a noise and sees a shape change back into
the human he saw and Ben'dar charges again. But just as
the horse gets to the man he flies up into the sky with
obvious magic since no wings are seen. Ben'dar grabs his
bow and fires but the man disappears into the night.
After some time searching the area no sign of the man is seen.
He returns to the ranch to think on the situation unsure if
that's the same Jinn that attacked Z'leyra or not. Could
just be a wizard scared of a crazed looking man on a horse?
Jan 7 - 9:34pm
The next night back in Maren to finish some more business
Ben'dar hears screams from a nearby street while riding
away from a merchant's home. He rushes over to find a
female running away from a alley. Ben'dar rushes into the
darkness to see a body on the ground. Ben'dar feels a
coldness strike him up his spine and he sees a human form
seem to change before his eyes into a fog and just float
away down the alley. Before chase can be done guards come
with torches and inspect the body. It seems blood has
been drained from the body and 2 marks on its neck. Ben'dar
realizes he may have encountered a vampire but since it was
sated likely didn't want to deal with another food source.
The guards let Ben'dar leave knowing the female first found
the body not him. In a week rumors are that the body had
to be burned in case of it being Turned into a vampire.
Jan 8 - 12 - None
Jan 13 - 1:29pm
While Ben'dar is inspecting some local farms in the hills
near Sivas for horses he travels to Sivas on the main road.
He comes across a group of 5 humans. One is dressed in dark
brown robes while the others are dressed in tan robes and
surround the one in the center. As Ben'dar rides close
he notices the man must be a wizard as he is carrying a staff
and seems to speak in a strange tongue. The party of 5
avoid Ben'dar and even get off the road until Ben'dar passes.
Jan 14 - None
Jan 15 - 16 - None
Jan 17 - 10:01pm. Ben'dar is doing a final night check of the
stables with his Steward when both find a guard down on the
ground with an arrow in his arm. He is bleeding but it does
minor damage it seems. Yet the man is down and paralyzed
for some reason. While the Steward tends to the man Ben'dar
goes out looking for the cause. He soon finds a Elf sneaking
out of one stable with a horse and saddle. The Elf mounts
up and fires his bow at Ben'dar. The arrow hits the ground
at hid feet. Ben'dar charges the man before he can ride off
but has no pike or Tef'wo only his dagger in his belt. With
a battle cry he charges the Elf in the saddle. With massive
Barbarian muscles Ben'dar pulls the Elf off the horse and
both go tumbling to the ground. Ben'dar gets to his feet
first just before the Elf does. The Elf pulls a sword and
both charge. (84 CEP) Ben'dar swings and slices the neck
of the Elf and does a massive 18 point hit damaging the
dagger. The Elf dies before he hits the ground. Surprised
the blow was meant to slice the chest not the neck. But
Ben'dar is surprised by his good hit. Later Ben'dar
finds the Guard Elf-shot paralyzed and is cured the next
day in town. Ben'dar gains a magical sword and arrows.
He later learns the Elf is a Daoine Sidhe a Kotothi form
of the Elf it seems. The party has encountered them before.
The creature must've tried to steal a horse for some purpose.
Feb 18 - 20 - None
Feb 21 - In the afternoon on the road with Tef'wo Ben'dar is
almost attacked by a group of Falcons as Ben'dar uses nature's
restroom. It seems the Falcons were protecting their young.
Ben'dar leaves with no harm to the birds or himself.
Feb 22 - None
Feb 23 -11:53am - Those at the ranch are alerted to a rumble
on the ground and soon find about 30 horses riding in the
distance to the north-east. Soon the ranch staff and Ben'dar
notice War Horses riding in that direction and soon pass
within a mile of the ranch. Seems they are on some war
or military exercise. They carry the flag of Marentia but
do not come close to the ranch.
Feb 24 - None
Feb 25 - Near sunset 5:53pm the Ranch Steward alerts Ben'dar to
a group of 6 entertainers who wish to entertain the ranch
staff for a hour or two. They are going around from farm and
ranch to find small jobs and don't ask for much. The
staff pays for it on their own and the entertainers dance,
sing and play music for almost 2 hours before they leave again
with their large wagon.
Feb 26 - 28 - None
Feb 29 - 8:24pm. While riding to the Ranch from Maren after
a night at a tavern for food, Ben'dar encounters a group
of 5 wolves attacking a man who was walking. Ben'dar and
Tef'wo scares the wolves off and Ben'dar helps the old man
who is lucky to only have a minor bite. Ben'dar escorts the
man to his farm then returns to the ranch. The man is grateful
and gives Ben'dar a basket of fruit from his ranch.
Mar 1 - 2 - None
Mar 3 - 2:28pm - Ben'dar encounters 2 large eagles flying over
the Ranch as he eats lunch. When one lands near him and
he sees a collar on the eagle he recognizes it as Corona.
He must've flew from Sivas to visit the area.
Mar 4 - 6 - None
Mar 7 - Late that night a Terrestial Demon lands on one
stable near sunrise. He sneaks into the stable and
takes over the body of one horse. No one realizes this
till the next day when the horse refuses to enter the
daylight bucking and kicking when the attempt is made.
The horse was days before kind and gentle and going well
in its training but now it acts mean. The Steward calls
for a friend of his who is a Healer since Z'leyra is a
day away. The Healer finds evidence of the demonic takeover
and a Priest is called. Hours later the demon is exorcised
and forced into a corner by Light spells and banished.
To no harm to anyone or the horses.
Mar 8 - Mid-morning while going into Maren city to check on
a prospect for a Knight's horse stable Ben'dar encounters
4 bandits attacking a farmer's wagon. After a battle that
lasts only 15 seconds Ben'dar kills two of the bandits and
two others flee on horse in opposite directions. Ben'dar
decides to help the middle aged farmer's wife who is hurt
than chase the men. City guards go out and find one of
the bandits but the other one flees from justice for now. [15 Cep)
Turns out the farmer raises pigs and cows. Grateful for the
help the farmer gives Ben'dar's ranch 2 pigs and a nice cow
as the farmer seems well off and grateful for his wife's life.
Mar 9 - 4:30am - Ben'dar is awaken to a scream in the front
part of the ranch house. He wakes and finds a guard outside
who was bite by a snake and is in great pain. Ben'dar searches
for the snake but finds it instead of the ground on the
roof of the barracks. It has wings and Ben'dar recognizes
it as a Fire Snake since Caladan has one of his own. Ben'dar
realizes the snake is not mean unless provoked. So he
lets it fly away and goes to help the guard.
Mar 10 - 5:12am Ben'dar up early to go to Maren for a early
meeting finds a man on the road checking his horse's foot.
When Ben'dar uses his torch to offer help he notices the
man is the bandit that got away days earlier. Ben'dar
drops the torch and chases the man. The man runs but Tef'wo
is too fast. The man is knocked out by a blow to the head
and Ben'dar takes the Bandit on his own horse to town for
a 1 SC reward. Low but he is only a small time bandit.
Mar 11 - 13 - None
Mar 14 - 4:53am - The Steward is awoke by a guard informing him
there is a group of 7 patrolmen from the city looking for
3 escaped felons. They request to search the Ranch. Having
nothing to hide Ben'dar allows them to search the buildings
but find nothing. The leader thanks Ben'dar as they ride
off a half hour later.
Mar 15 - 16 - None
Mar 17 - 9:52pm - Ben'dar is doing final cleanup in a stable
when the Guards scream for help. Ben'dar comes out to see
a flock of 6, no 8, Hippogriffs flying over the corral which
still holds 6 horses ready to enter the stables. Ben'dar
recognizes it from talk of the others like Chion who encounters
such and used magic against them on Clima. But this is a
huge amount of the creatures compared to only 3 then.
Immediately Ben'dar runs to the house and grabs his magical
pike and bow and calls for Tef'wo. But Tef'wo is ready
at the front before he returns outside. The Steward had
already warned the guards of creatures like Hippogriffs, Rocs
and Griffins may attack the ranch. The battle breaks out
with all the staff defending the horses and themselves.
The battle takes over 7 minutes of intense fight. The
guards kill 4 of them after aerial bombing and melee attacks.
Ben'dar is able to shoot down 2 Elf-shot arrows and stun
them. He kills one in melee with Tef'wo. The long battle
sees 1 guard dead however. Ben'dar and the guards trick
two of the creatures on entering an empty barn and they
trap both inside. Ben'dar knows that some could train
these creatures for mounts but knows he doesn't have that
time and only he might be able to train them. With spring
here he knows he may be going to Katai soon. He calls for
one of Farseeker's contacts in Maren in the military. Hours
later the military leader buys the 4 captured hippogriffs
for 22 GC from Ben'dar. Ben'dar only allows the sale if
the military pays for the dead guard's funeral and some
compensation to his family for the loss. They agree. (40 CEP)
Mar 18 - 12:24am - After coming back from Maren city leaving
the dead guard's body for burial Tef'wo stops and sees
a wolf. Ben'dar urges him forward but the Wolf just sits
by the side of the road. A silver manned wolf but this one
has glowing red eyes. It stares at Ben'dar making him nervous
and unsure what wolf this could be. Ben'dar tries to scare
the wolf off by telling it to go away. But suddenly the wolf
speaks to Ben'dar a few quick words. Before Ben'dar can
question or reply he hears a wagon behind him. Thinking
a trap he turns to see a farmer on the road approaching
with a empty wagon. When he turns back he notices the wolf
is gone and faded into the moonless night darkness.
Mar 19 - 23 - None
Mar 24 - 8:12pm - Ben'dar is in a stable checking the horses when
he hears the pigs squeal. He comes outside to find a cliff
bear trying to enter the small pin and get to the pigs to eat.
Having come out of hibernation they seem hungry. This time
Tef'wo is far away and he only has a spear at reach in a local
tool shed. He grabs it and runs toward the pigs knowing that
the pigs could be attacked any second. No time to call for Tef'wo.
The Bear turns on Ben'dar and stands and growls hungry and
very upset. It then charges. First round Ben'dar does a 3
point stab to it. The Bear attacks but his claws doesn't penetrate
his dragon armor. Ben'dar does another 4 point hit but the
Bear fails to bite and claw Ben'dar. Ben'dar does another 3
point stab and the bear fails to strike. Ben'dar does another
3 point hit and bear fails to hit. Ben'dar fails to hit but
the bear bites down but fails to penetrate stomach armor in the
next 2 phases. Ben'dar stabs but the spear doesn't penetrate
the bear's thick skin, the bear also claws but fails to penetrate
armor. Ben'dar does another 3 point hit but the bear fails to
hit. Ben'dar is able to stab deep doing a 9 point blow but
the bear continues to fight and misses Ben'dar. Ben'dar does
another 2 point hit and bear fails to penetrate armor on
another bite. Finally Ben'dar stabs the bear for a massive
20 point hit killing the bear. As he pulls out though the
spear breaks in half. Later Ben'dar realizes there is a bear
cub nearby and the mother was apparently only defending her
young. Ben'dar sells the bear body to a merchant for 7 SC
would've been higher if no holes in it. But it can make
a rug or bear skin cloak. The cub is captured and sold to
a hunter who knows where he can sell it to a family who will
raise it till it can be on its own for 2 SC. (128 CEP).
Mar 25 - 28 - None
CEP - 365
CEL+1, OCV+1, DCV+1
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